Tonto National Forest implements Stage III Forest Closure beginning July 1. Click to read more.
Things To Do
In the geographic center of Arizona lies the “Rim Country”, so named by the overwhelming presence of the Mogollon Rim. The Rim rests 7,000 feet above sea level and presents a dramatic drop of over 2,000 feet to the communities below. It is covered in forest and grass land, and has been the home to Native Americans, cowboys, ranchers, farmers, hunters, fishermen, and nature lovers for centuries. It is a land of extreme beauty, natural endowments, and historical significance.
You better plan a few trips to fit everything in! Experience our many adventures such as hiking, biking, fishing, camping, kayaking, wildlife watching, stargazing, relaxing by the lakes, and much more!
From the famous World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo to the Hashknife Pony Express stop each year, the Western Heritage in Payson runs deep within the roots of our community!